Volunteer With 4-H
Adults who assume volunteer roles within Mississippi State University Extension Service (MSU-ES) have the opportunity for a rewarding experience. It is understood that a volunteer’s role is easier to manage when expectations and responsibilities have been outlined and communicated prior to the job assignment. The success of the 4-H youth development program is attributed to its volunteers. A Registered 4-H volunteer is anyone who contributes time, energies, or talents to the 4-H program and is not paid by MSU-ES.
4-H Volunteer Training Module (MSU Office of Compliance)
4-H Volunteer Training Module Acknowledgement Form MSU Office of Compliance (PDF)
The Dixie National Sale of Junior Champions began in 1969 as a conversation between two Mississippi State University livestock specialists dedicated to building better youth through livestock programs.
Patrick Lemoine has been guiding young people for nearly two decades. As a volunteer with the Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H youth development program, he’s coached numerous 4-H forestry, poultry, and livestock teams to victories. But his 2019 Rankin County 4-H forestry team’s second-place win at the National 4-H Forestry Invitational in August was one of his proudest accomplishments.
It all started back in 1966, when former 4-H’er Ruby Beckley decided to become a 4-H volunteer leader. During her own days in 4-H, she won corn-growing competitions, and she knew, even though she wasn’t a mother yet, she needed to share her talents with the next generation.
For Mattie and Willie Williams, it’s always been about the children. They first got involved with the MSU Extension Service through 4-H when their children were young. (Photo by Kevin Hudson)
Katelyn Orr helped Cleveland residents get their hearts pumping and burn a few calories during the Community Walk in April.
After working all day, Deidra Rollins knew the last thing she wanted to do was spend every evening and weekend at the ball field. But she wanted something she and her daughter, Tory, could do together. So she stopped by the local Mississippi State University Extension Service office.